Answer is very simple. It is for SUCCESS! You would all agree on this that a leadership can help an organization achieve desired results in desired timeframe. But, now the question is why not a common employee or any other professional except a leader can do it???
Though it is harder to get to the destination, a leader can do it. There are some reasons because of which we can understand the importance of being a leader or to develop leadership qualities.
A leader has leadership qualities. A leader exactly knowns what he/she wants to achieve not as a person but as an organization. It means he/she thinks in term of over all development of business including the co-workers, management, board of directors i.e. from an office boy to the founder.
This is the reason why a true leadership in needed in an organization. There are companies which servives, but the others are reaping the desired results, enjoying SUCCESS. It is because those organizations are luckier that they have leaders in their team.
Think of Steve Jobs??? It is simply because of him, the whole of the world knows about Apple. Narayan Murthy of Infosys, he was a simple man working in Patni Computers and then joined IIM Ahmedabad. At that time, the world was aware about him. He had leadership wisdom and qualities that led him give birth of Infosys. And today, we give due respect to him. He is known as the founder of Infosys.
Now, let look at the game of cricket. Sachin Tendulkar started playing at the age of 18 in an international level. Though a new face in the game, he did sweep all the experienced ballers by his batting skills. He is stable, confident, passionate. Leadership qualities make a person works on behalf of whole of the organization. Due to Sachin, Indian Cricket Team gained many awards, won many crickets matches, created histories.
So, wish to honor your organization? Create opportunities so that leaders can come forward and play incessantly and beat the numbers and get you what you wish. Respect leadership, Reward leadership!